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Raleigh Man Injured in Atlanta Bombing Released From Hospital

Posted July 29, 1996

— July 30, 1996 - 7:20 a.m. EDT

A Raleigh man injured in the Centennial Olympic Park bombing this past weekend has been released from an Atlanta hospital.

Christian Sobb, 24, Sobb still cannot walk because of his injuries. Nonetheless, the IBM employee wants to see some Olympic events before heading home.

He described the person who planted to bomb as "sick"

"I hope whoever did this is caught, and appropriate measures are taken," Sobb told reporters Monday.

While still in the hospital, Sobb talked to WRAL TV5's Bret Baier about the explosion.

Sobb says he thought what he heard was a clap of thunder, but felt like he was hit by a car. As hundreds of people began to run, he fell to the ground.

Two pieces of shrapnel hit Sobb in the hip, one of them traveling through his pelvis. He also suffered a shrapnel would to his ankle. He underwent surgery Saturday.

Sobb says he is angry about the incident, but not intimidated.

Sobb also says he hopes people don't let the bombing incident ruin their Olympic fun.


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